MUTTENZ, Switzerland – Specialty chemicals company Clariant gave center stage to China’s sustainable development at its second Sustainability Dialog Summit. Held in Shanghai, this year’s event underlined Clariant’s commitment to helping customers respond to the megatrend-driven sustainability and innovation needs reflected in China’s current pace of economic growth and its 13th Five-Year Plan.
More than 200 Chinese customers, distributors, suppliers and authorities joined presentations, panel discussions and parallel sessions offering insights from Clariant specialists and external experts on China’s sustainability challenges and performance. With the government now actively influencing customers and markets towards more sustainable solutions, Clariant demonstrated its proactive support through products and services linked to three global megatrends affecting the country and its manufacturing framework: environmental protection, globalization and urbanization, and resources and energy.
Senior management representatives presented innovative products addressing aspects such as the reduction of harmful industrial emissions, fertilizer production and crop protection solutions to sustainably safeguard world food supplies, options to convert agricultural residues into biofuels, and safe, environmentally-compatible fire protection for buildings.
Company-wide and specific local environmental and social responsibility initiatives to support the country’s progress were presented to the audience.
The company’s high level of commitment to supporting its Chinese customers is reflected in the recent relocation to China of Executive Committee Member Christian Kohlpaintner. As part of his responsibilities, Kohlpaintner is steering the project team behind Clariant’s One Clariant Campus in Shanghai, an integrated facility with regional headquarters and a new regional R&D center, scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2019.
More information on Sustainability Dialog Summit 2016 is available at http://www.clariant.com/en/Sustainability/Sustainability-Dialog-in-China.